Bragging about getting 45,000 people when only 3000 people paid is like bragging about fucking 90 chicks when 85 of them were prostitutes.
The report points out fans could have entered through gates without turnstiles, but the fact remains that only 18,340 were actually counted. Most estimates put the actual crowd at no more than 25,000. The CSAC reported a paid gate of $2,545,590, all but $203,090 of which came from tickets handled directly by FEG. The Japan-based promotion handled 39,083 tickets, raising eyebrows and leading many to speculate that the new attendance record was bought more than it was established.